Anna J. Egalite is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership, Policy, and Human Development in the College of Education at North Carolina State University. She holds a Ph.D. in Education Policy from the University of Arkansas and an M.Ed. from the University of Notre Dame's Alliance for Catholic Education. She completed her postdoctoral fellowship in the Program on Education Policy and Governance at Harvard University. Her research focuses on the evaluation of education policies and programs intended to close racial and economic achievement gaps, such as the introduction of market forces into education through school choice and competition. She has examined the competitive impacts of private school voucher programs on public school achievement, how voucher-induced student transfers affect racial stratification in public and private schools, and the achievement impacts of being assigned to a teacher of the same race/ethnicity. In 2015, she was the recipient of the University of Notre Dame’s Michael Pressley Award for a Promising Scholar in the Education Field. Egalite’s scholarly articles have appeared in the journals Economics of Education Review, Education Policy Analysis Archives, and Education Next, and her research has been featured in a number of mainstream media outlets, including The New York Times, The Huffington Post, Politico, and The Atlantic. She earned a B.Ed. in elementary education and history from St. Patrick's College in Dublin, Ireland.
Ph.D. in Education Policy from University of Arkansas in 2014
M.Ed. in Elementary Education from University of Notre Dame in 2010
B.Ed. in Elementary Education from St. Patrick's College, Dublin, Ireland in 2006